Study to Focus on PCH Safety

The City of Malibu is collaborating with the Southern California Association of Governments to conduct a study of safety along a 21-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway.

The City of Malibu and the Southern California Association of Governments is seeking input on a study that will examine safety along a 21-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

The study will consider all modes of travel, including pedestrians, bicycles and cars, and will include recommendations for improvements along three areas:

  • Study Area 1: Topanga Canyon Road to Cross Creek Road
  • Study Area 2: Cross Creek Road to Busch Drive
  • Study Area 3: Busch Drive to Western City Limits

The meetings are set for 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13,  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 at .

The first three meetings will focus on one specific study area. The fourth meeting will review material presented at the first three meetings.

Residents can provide feedback online at malibucity.org through Oct. 12.

John September 04, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I agree they are asking for it but by law they are allowed to ride in the lane all together and not the shoulder - there is no bike lane.
hellwood September 04, 2012 at 06:35 PM
why would malibu restrict parking for the majority of the people here in malibu including residents, beach goers, and business owners when bicyclists are a minority? the residents here in Malibu have seen all they need to see on PCH to know how dangerous it is just to drive a car and avoid riding their bicycles out in traffic lanes. if you are a hotshot who rides in lanes, and you dont want to get splattered by a car, stay off PCH, and ride your bicycle in your own town. I do however think it is fair when an easily visible group of ten or more bicycle riders take a lane
hellwood September 04, 2012 at 06:48 PM
terry, i know that it would be nice if the locals could feel safe riding on the highway, but we all know that the bikers typically dont live in malibu, and the bike / car ratio is too slanted to justify the changes you suggest
Kelli October 17, 2012 at 03:03 PM
If plans for a bike lane progress past the preliminary planning stage then nothing further should occur until bicyclicts pay their share of that project - just as motorists do by way of car registrations fees, gas taxes, etc. Anyone with a bicycle needs to be registered and psy annual registration fees just as motorists do. That's an equitable solution to share the burden of what will likely be a costly project for taxpayers if any such road construction is done to implement any widening of the road to allow for bike lanes.
james mal February 01, 2013 at 11:02 AM
CHP is law enforcement, not somebody to hold your hand as you drive. If you want to speed down the hill thats fine by me as long as you know you may receive a ticket or crash your car. If I make a decision that causes an accident I am to blame - not you nor anyone else. If I am in violation of a CA V.C. I will accept blame because I knowing violated the law, I hope you would do the same. Please! If you dont know how to drive through an uncontrolled left turn - watch a youtube video on how to do so. Just dont make others suffer because you require someone to hold your hand as you make the turn onto PCH. Keep PCH as it is, people need to adapt to the road - it will make us all better drivers. The absolute last thing we need in Malibu is for our streets to look like Santa Monica's.


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